Troop 7 How to Tie Knots

Killick Hitch

A killick is the name for an anchor for a small boat that could be constructed in a relatively short period of time. Three or four "L" shaped pieces of wood - from the limbs of trees - and a large rock or stone plus rope/twine were used in the construction. The stone was positioned between the wood and securely fastened with the rope or twine. The killick knot secured the anchor rope to the wooden part of the "killick". The weight of the stone was enough to sink it and the outward facing parts of the wood dug into the sea floor. A very serviceable anchor.

Information about this knot was contributed by Frank Fitzpatrick.

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